Cheetah Drayage helping Tropical Shipping reduce costs and improve customer service

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a leading provider of real-time logistics solutions for delivery, LTL, and private fleet carriers, announced that Tropical Shipping USA, LLC has implemented the SaaS-based Cheetah Drayage system to enhance their ability to Read More »

Holland receives Eastman 2010 Supplier Excellence Award

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. is the recipient of the Eastman Chemical Company 2010 Supplier Excellence Award. This marks the fifth consecutive year Holland has received this award, which is part of the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program ( Read More »

Norfolk Southern sees no sign of double-dip

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp's chief executive said the U.S. economy shows no signs of a double-dip recession despite slowing in the second quarter.

"We still remain convinced that the economic recovery is under way though it may proceed at a slower level th Read More »

Ryder buys European truck leasing firm for $252 mlllion

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System Inc said it acquired U.K.-based Hill Hire plc from Lloyds Banking Group for $252 million (154 million pounds) to expand into the European leasing and rental market.

Bradford, England-based Hill Hire provides Read More »

ATA welcomes Freymiller as newest member

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations proudly announced today that Oklahoma City-based refrigerated truckload carrier Freymiller has become its newest carrier member.

'With all of the issues facing motor carriers, particularly hours-of-service and truck prod Read More »

Russia set to end EU vegetable import ban

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Russia agreed to lift a ban on vegetable imports from the European Union if the EU provides safety guarantees, clearing the way to ending a row over a fatal outbreak of E.coli in Europe.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told a news co Read More »

Vietnam import rules to fight fakes, not legitimate imports

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Vietnamese government measures that are likely to make it more complicated to import alcohol, cosmetics, mobile phones and autos do not violate World Trade Organisation rules and are aimed at stopping a flood of fakes, a senior official said. Read More »

Colombia envoy sees US approval of trade deal soon

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | International Trade

Colombia's ambassador to Washington said he is confident the U.S. Congress will approve a long-delayed trade deal by the end of summer and Bogota would meet a June 15 U.S. deadline for additional labor reforms.

"We are working hand in hand to get to t Read More »

ABC transports ‘Vostok’ space capsule

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

The former USSR space capsule 'Vostok 3KA-2' has been safely returned to a museum in Russia onboard an AirBridgeCargo Airlines' B747-400 freighter.

Weighing 5,600 kilos, the capsule was transported from ABC's European on-line station in Frankfurt on o Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo awarded freight outsourcing contract by Brisbane-based Strategic Airlines

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo continue to expand their cargo alliance concept with the addition of Brisbane-based Strategic Airlines as a new partner, complimenting their existing partnership with V Australia.

The new agreement supports Virgin Atlantic Cargo' Read More »

BUD Cargo City turns heads in Munich

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Budapest Airport's ambitious new Cargo City development received a warm welcome at the Transport Logistic exhibition in Munich last month, Europe's largest gathering of transport and logistics companies. A large number of visitors attended the Bud Cargo C Read More »

Qatar Airways on verge of buying 35% of Cargolux

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways is on the verge of buying a 35 percent stake in Cargolux, providing a long-term investor for Europe's largest all-freight airline.

A Cargolux spokeswoman said that a deal would be signed, with Qatar Airways acquiring holdings that the Lu Read More »

Emirates to serve St. Petersburg

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Emirates is to launch flights deeper into Russia by starting services to St Petersburg, which will become the most northerly point on the airline's network.

The port city, lying on the Baltic coast and sometimes referred to as Russia's 'Northern Capit Read More »

Air France-KLM May traffic rises 4.9%

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM, Europe's largest airline by revenue, posted a 4.9 percent rise in May passenger traffic.

The rise in traffic fell short of a capacity increase of 5.9 percent, depressing the passenger load factor, the proportion of seats sold, by 0.7 p Read More »

DHL enhances service between US, Middle East and Asia

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

DHL Express, the world's leading cross-border express services provider, is expanding its global capabilities through new, next-day intercontinental flights between the U.S. and the Middle East and Asia-Pacific to the U.S. to meet increased demand Read More »

Two new contracts for WFS in Miami

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

TAP Portugal and US Airways have awarded new cargo handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Miami.

The new contracts began in early June 2011. For TAP, WFS will provide cargo warehousing and customer service for the airline's five Airb Read More »

BA to pay $89.5 mlllion to settle air cargo suit

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Air Cargo

British Airways Plc said it will pay $89.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing it and more than two dozen other airlines of conspiring to fix the price of air-cargo freight shipping.

Plaintiffs in the same litigation have also reached a Read More »

MOL earns environmental ratings from DBJ

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the company's acquisition of the 'DBJ Environmental Ratings' from the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ), and received a loan based on the rating.

MOL's acquisition of the DBJ Environmental Ratings is the first in Read More »

Yangzijiang wins $700 mlllion shipbuilding contracts

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Singapore-listed Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang said it had won contracts worth $700 million to build seven container ships for Seaspan Corporation with options for another 18, which could lift the total value to around $2.5 billion.

The seven vessel Read More »

Safmarine launches new iPhone application

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Liner Shipping

Shipping line Safmarine has added another e-product to its range of e-Business accessories with the launch of the Safmarine application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Read More »